Simple Tips to Help Simplify Your Life! - Make it Great!
Quote of the week
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
Why are we all so stressed out these days? I would argue the reason for the stress is because we our lives are too complicated, and they need to be simpler. Don't believe me?
Quick 2 part quiz:
1) How many remote controls do you have in your house?
2) How many devices do you have that use remotes have buttons you could use instead of these remotes?
Do you really think you need these remotes? Do you really think you need these devices? Now I'm as guilty as the next. I have 6 remotes I can see right now without really looking, and probably another 3 or 4 I can't find or don't know about. I am working towards making things simpler in other parts of my life. I only have 1 bank account where I keep money, I only have 1 place where I get all my insurance, and I try to write all my notes in only 1 notebook. I'm also working on saving all my computer files in 1 place, and just bought a new computer that will allow me to keep these files all on my PC, with a backup already made so I don't freak out if something crashes. I encourage you to do the same.
Now if I could just find the remote to shut off my TV, I could go to bed. MUST...GET...SIMPLER!
Article of the week - Ten Tips to Cyber-Simplify your lifehttp://www.cybersimplify.com
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier and simpler. How many times have you heard that? Now ask yourself, is your life easier? Do you feel more relaxed and/or productive?
If the answers are a loud NO, then you are not alone. The reality is, as our interactions with machines increase, we must realize the importance of 'turning on' our human selves.
Here are ten tips on how to Cyber Simplify your life:
1. Time management
3. Communicate clearly
4. Take a break
5. Create down time
6. Arrange regular face to face meetings with your colleagues
7. Exercise, exercise, and exercise
8. Carry a yellow notepad
9. Find a structure
Book of the week
Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl
Frankl epitomizes a "Make it Great!" personality. He took his life, what was left of it, and made it the best he could. What an inspiring book!
Action Items for Your Week
1) Simplify your life - Try to get rid of any remotes you don't know what it does anymore. Try to get down to 1 or 2 bank accounts. Use some of the cyber-simplification tips found above. Share some of your most successful tips with loved ones in your life.
2) Organize your life - Write things down so you don't forget what needs to be done. Store things in 1 place and 1 place only.
3) Clarify your life - Figure out what's really important, and make sure you are making time for it. Doing what's really important is one of the best ways you can "Make it Great!"
Until next time...Make it a GREAT day!
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